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H-505 - NFPA 472 Product Control Specialist (Pro-Board Certification)

Upon successful completion of this 12 hour course, participants will have the basic skills required for certification to Chapter 6, “Competencies for Operations Level Responders Assigned Mission-Specific Responsibilities,” Product Control (6.6), as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2013 Edition). Upon completion of this course students are eligible to take the National Board  on Fire service Professional Qualifications written exam and skills testing for NFPA Chapter 6.6 Product Control Competencies for Operations Level Personnel.

Number of Students: 12 minimum and 30 maximum

Instructor Staff: One (1) Lead Instructor, one (1) Technician for skill evaluations.

Who should Attend: Personnel trained to the Operations Core Competencies Level(NFPA 472 Chapter 5) and Operations Mission Specific PPE (NFPA 472 Chapter 6.2) who may be expected to implement product control measures at a HazMat/WMD incident. This class fulfills the requirements for Operations Level Mission Specific Product Control competencies. This class is not intended for Technician Level Responders.

*Rural County Host: If you are hosting a class in a rural county (population 150,000 or less) you may not be required to meet the “minimum number of students” for this class. Rural County Residents may be eligible for travel, lodging and/or per diem reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding. Contact the HMEP Program Administrator with questions at or 512-424-2005.

Note: To receive full benefits from these courses, it is recommended that it be taught at an approved fire training facility. All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit.

Host Facility: The host facility will need to secure and provide a written test proctor (normally from a local university or community college) prior to the class. The host facility will also provide a testing/classroom location of suitable size for testing and lecture as well as an outdoor training location with water connection.

Note: The host will need to arrange to have a pumper truck available to flow water through a foam set-up.

”Due to the nature of Hazardous Material training, you may be required to perform some physically strenuous activities for this class which may include wearing PPE. Therefore, we recommend all students have a current physical examination prior to class start date.”

Course Objectives:
  • Identify Response Options
  • Control Techniques and Their Associated Purpose, Equipment, and Safety Precautions
  • Selection of Appropriate PPE to Support Product Control
  • Foam Application
  • Remote Shutoff Devices
  • Procedures for Technical Decontamination

 How this course is offered:

This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as an onsite delivery at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. These classes are an open enrollment with the approval of the class host and TDEM. If you are a County Judge; Emergency Management Coordinator; Fire or Police Chief; Public Works Trainer, Training Coordinator or Officer then register as a Training Coordinator. After you have registered as a Training Coordinator then click the link below “Training Coordinators can request this course by completing the Host Planning Sheet”.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Proof of completion of training for all competenceis at the Operations level NFPA 472 Chapter 5 Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders, and Chapter 6.2 Compentencies for Operationsl Level Responders Assigned Mission Specific Responsibilities. 

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No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 12.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Hazmat
Public Works
Fire Service

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